Corinthians annoyed at green charity logo on shirt
Corinthians are set to take to the pitch with the colour green as part their kit for the first time in their history at the Club World Cup, due to the necessity to advertise FIFA's Football for Hope project.
The charity which contributes to United Nations initiatives is being championed by FIFA at the event, but the colour of the patch is causing consternation among those at Corinthians.
With green the colour of arch-rivals Palmeiras, the club have historically avoided any hint of the colour and appealed to FIFA to explain their objection to wearing the arm-patch at the competition.
That approach, though, was dismissed out of hand by the governing body who have insisted the club display the logo, alongside every other participant at the event.
"We all know this traditional rivalry with Palmeiras," director of football Edu Gaspar complained to reporters.
"Thus, we politely asked FIFA to remove the logo from our shirt, but they responded that it is not possible to do this. For the first time in our history we will have the colour green on our shirt."